University of Oulu

Hybrid head cap for mouse brain studies

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Author: Pal, Arup1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Computer Science
Format: ebook
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.9 MB)
Pages: 41
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Language: English
Published: Oulu : A. Pal, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-09-26
Thesis type: Master's thesis (tech)
Tutor: Myllylä, Teemu
Reviewer: Seppänen, Tapio
Myllylä, Teemu


In this thesis, I present a hybrid head cap in combination with non-invasive multi-channel Electroencephalogram (EEG) and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) to measure brainwaves on mice’s scalps. Laboratory animal research provides insights into multiple potential applications involving humans and other animals. An experimental framework that targets laboratory animals can lead to useful transnational research if it strongly reflects the actual application environment. The non-invasive head cap with three electrodes for EEG and two optodes for NIRS is suggested to measure brainwaves throughout the laboratory mice’s entire brain region without surgical procedures. The suggested hybrid head cap aims to ensure stability in vivo monitoring for mouse brain in a non-invasive way, similarly as the monitoring is performed for the human brain. The experimental part of the work to study the quality of the gathered EEG and fNIRS signals, and usability validation of the head cap, however, was not completed in the planned time frame of the thesis work.

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